Discernment/Judgement

This competency related to the person making decisions authoritatively and wisely, after considering all forms of action.

  1. Recognizes when to escalate appropriate or specific situations to the next higher level of expertise.
  2. Makes decisions authoritatively and wisely, after adequately contemplating various available courses of action.
  3. Considers alternative available actions, resources, and constraints before selecting a method for accomplishing a task or project.
  4. Refrains from "jumping to conclusions" based on no, or minimal, evidence; takes time to collect facts before decision-making.
  5. Appropriately balances needs and desires with available resources and constraints.
  6. Considers the long-term as well as immediate short-term outcomes and actions.